BY IVANA VEREEN
Ivana Vereen was born with a purpose. Her mother, Dilcy Mae Vereen, gave birth to two sets of multiples; twins and triplets.
She is one of the triplets. Her mother had one single birth and two multiple deliveries, unaware that she was pregnant with triplets until two weeks before delivering.
The complications that her mother faced giving birth as all three children tried to leave the womb at the same time, mirrors the struggles and fight of her life.
Finding an alternative way to cope with her hardships, Ivana lead a life of drug addiction, abuse, incarceration, and scandal hanging on by a thread, but always knowing that there was a purpose to fulfill.
She is not ashamed to tell her story, knowing that it may help others break free of the bonds that are keeping them feeling worthless, rejected, hurt, hopeless and ashamed.
Ivana has just published her very first book titled “Lost In The Valley!”
This book chronicles the life she lived while in a world of darkness. God has brought her out into the light and she desires to spread hope to the hopeless and love to the lost.
She is very active in Ministry and is now a licensed and ordained first Evangelist and now Pastor, where she pastors her own ministry “Victory In Christ Evangelistic Ministries, Inc. Located in Douglasville Ga. keeping God first in all that she does.
Ivana is the mother of seven children; six sons and one daughter, born last.
Ivana has obtained a degree in Criminal Justice administration and has also received a full Governor’s pardon for the crime she committed while in active addiction.
Ivana has also obtained a C.N.A license and has worked as a certified Nursing Assistant working with mental health patients and caring for the Elderly Community.
She is now a senior in college studying for her Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with cognates in Social Sciences and Criminal Justice, she has already been accepted into her Master’s program at Liberty University.
Ivana now resides in Atlanta, GA with her children.
Ivana credits her new life to Christ and fully acknowledges that if it weren’t for God’s grace she would not still be here. It’s a new day and she’s walking in it!
Today she walks in that purpose, teaching others that there is life after drug abuse, addiction, opposition snd past fsilures and mistakes.
She attributes her recovery and deliverance as well as her new mind to a rebirth of her soul, trusting in God to provide the strength she needed to turn her life around.